Q. My dog had a snack stuck in his esophagus, but X-rays showed it passed on its own. 2 hours later he has shortness of breath like he's in pain, why? TY

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A. Trauma to the area can cause shortness of breath, especially if the treat obstructed his trachea. I'd be concerned that he may have aspirated part of the treat. If this behavior continues, have him seen by a veterinarian immediately.

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